Last month the Church of England also overwhelmingly resolved to "recognise and affirm the desire of those who have formed the Anglican Church in North America to remain within the Anglican family." In addition, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who also voted in favor of the Church of England resolution, asked the Church of England Synod, "What are the vehicles for sharing perspectives, communicating protest, yes, even, negotiating distance or separation, that might spare us a worsening of the situation and the further reduction of Christian relationship to vicious polemic and stony-faced litigation?"
Just this month, the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York made public its intention to sell Good Shepherd Episcopal Church to a Muslim group in Binghamton, New York. The people of Good Shepherd, who also voted to separate from The Episcopal Church, were evicted from their thriving church last year after a court ruled in favor of the diocese.
Even at this late hour, Rowan Williams' question remains on the table.
UPDATE: Here is a statement from the Anglican District of Virginia, by its chair Jim Oakes:
“Our church members are standing firm for the Gospel and will remain in prayer for the church property case that will be heard in a matter of weeks. It’s unfortunate that this matter, which we tried so hard to resolve amicably out of court, has now reached the level of the state Supreme Court. While we remain confident in our legal footing, it’s regretful that we had to defend ourselves in the first place.
“Protecting our religious freedom and our right to stay true to the Gospel has been costly, and we pray for a quick end to the litigation so that we can completely focus our time, money and energy on bringing new believers to Christ and helping those in need. Our doors remain open wide to all who wish to worship with us.
“As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord this weekend, we know where our real priorities are and we put our trust in Him in all our affairs including the current legal proceedings."